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									Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 9.0
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TWO DAYS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course offers the basic and advanced features of this graphics and publishing software for both
Windows and Mac OS platforms including creating basic shapes, transforming objects, working with type,
creating airbrush effects, combining Illustrator graphics and Photoshop images, and preparing graphics
for Web publication.

PREREQUISITES:

Experience using a mouse and knowledge of the Macintosh or Windows 95 environments. Experience
using a drawing package is helpful.

AUDIENCE:

Anyone

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
     Draw straight lines and edit drawings
     Use context menus
     Create basic shapes
     Use painting options
     Draw with the pen tool
     Work with brushes
     Rotate, distort and shear objects
     Work with type
     Blend shapes and colors
     Use appearance attributes
     Work with layers
     Paint with the gradient mesh tool
     Draw three-dimensional objects
     Produce color separations
     Export a layered file to Photoshop
     Export continuous-tone and gradient artwork




                    CALC/Canterbury Corp.   ~ 400 Lanidex Plaza ~ Parsippany, NJ 07054
                        P: 973-781-9300 ~ F: 973-781-0939 ~ www.calccanterbury.com
                                                                    Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 9.0
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OUTLINE

LESSON 1                                                 LESSON 5
   A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator                       Drawing with the Pen Tool
   Creating basic shapes                                   Drawing straight lines
   Combining shapes                                        Drawing curves
   Creating blends                                         Editing curves
   Editing your drawing                                    Finishing the pear illustration
   Drawing straight lines                                  Exploring on your own
   Painting
                                                         LESSON 6
   Scaling and rotating objects
   Using layers                                            Working with Brushes
   Applying bitmap image filters                           Applying brushes to paths
   Adding type                                             Using art brushes
                                                            Using scatter brushes
LESSON 2
                                                            Changing the color attributes of brushes
   Getting to Know the Work Area                           Using a fill color with brushes
   Viewing artwork                                         Using calligraphic brushes
   Using the Illustrator tools                             Using pattern brushes
   Changing the view of artwork                            Creating brushes
   Working with palettes                                   Exploring on your own
   Using context menus
                                                         LESSON 7
   Calibrating your monitor
   Using online help                                       Transforming Objects
   Using Adobe online services                             Scaling objects
                                                            Rotating objects
LESSON 3
                                                            Distorting objects
   Creating Basic Shapes                                   Shearing objects
   Setting up the document                                 Positioning objects precisely
   Using basic shape tools                                 Reflecting objects
   Drawing the pencil shape                                Changing the perspective
   Drawing the piece of stationery                         Using the free transform tool
   Decorating the stationery border                        Making multiple transformations
   Tips for drawing polygons, spirals, and stars
                                                         LESSON 8
   Painting the logo
   Copying and scaling shapes                              Working with Type
                                                            Adding type to a document
LESSON 4
                                                            Sampling type
   Painting                                                Changing the character size
   Filling with color                                      Creating columns of type
   Stroking with color                                     Changing character attributes of placed text
   Building a custom palette                               Changing paragraph attributes
   Copying paint attributes                                Adjusting the text flow
   Copying appearance attributes                           Wrapping type around a graphic
   Saturating colors                                       Typing along a path
   Painting with patterns and gradients                    Creating type outlines
   Painting with a pattern brush                           Creating type masks
                                                            Saving your file for electronic distribution



                   CALC/Canterbury Corp.    ~ 400 Lanidex Plaza ~ Parsippany, NJ 07054
                       P: 973-781-9300 ~ F: 973-781-0939 ~ www.calccanterbury.com
                                                                   Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 9.0
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LESSON 9                                                 LESSON 13
   Blending Shapes and Colors                              Drawing Cylinders and Boxes
   Creating a gradient fill                                Drawing three-dimensional objects
   Adjusting the direction of the gradient blend           Drawing cylinders
   Adding colors to a gradient                             Drawing boxes
   Creating smooth-color blends
                                                         LESSON 14
   Blending intermediate steps
   Modifying the blend                                     Printing Artwork and Producing Color
   Combining blends with gradients                          Separations
   Exploring on your own                                   Printing: an overview
                                                            About printing devices
LESSON 10
                                                            About color
   Using Appearance Attributes, Styles, and                Getting started
    Effects                                                 Color management
   Using appearance attributes                             Printing black-and-white proofs
   Using live effects                                      Soft-proofing colors
   Editing an effect                                       Using the document info command
   Using styles                                            Creating color separations
   Copying, applying, and removing styles and              Working with two-color illustrations
    appearances                                             Creating a trap
   Printing and saving files with transparency             Overprinting objects
    effects
                                                         LESSON 15
   Exploring on your own
LESSON 11                                                   Combining Illustrator Graphics and
                                                             PhotoShop Images
   Working with Layers                                     Combining artwork
   Creating layers                                         Vector versus bitmap graphics
   Moving objects and layers                               Placing an Adobe PhotoShop file
   Locking layers                                          Duplicating a placed image
   Viewing layers                                          Adjusting color in a placed image
   Pasting layers                                          Masking an image
   Creating clipping masks                                 Sampling colors in placed images
   Merging layers                                          Replacing a placed image
   Applying appearance attributes to layers                Exporting a layered file to PhotoShop
   Exploring on your own                                   Exploring on your own
LESSON 12                                                LESSON 16
   Creating Airbrush Effects                               Preparing Graphics for Web Publication
   Setting smart guides preferences                        Optimizing images for the Web
   Painting with the gradient mesh tool                    Exporting flat-color artwork
   Specifying the number of mesh lines                     Exporting continuous-tone and gradient
   Applying colors to the mesh                              artwork
   Highlighting a mesh object                              Linking objects in an image map to URLs
   Editing mesh points                                     Creating a Flash animation
   Reflecting mesh objects                                 Exploring on your own
   Modifying mesh lines
   Applying a transparency to a mesh




                   CALC/Canterbury Corp.    ~ 400 Lanidex Plaza ~ Parsippany, NJ 07054
                       P: 973-781-9300 ~ F: 973-781-0939 ~ www.calccanterbury.com

								
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